Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E reviews and prices: 16.4" Laptop computer

16 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It scores very poorly on battery life.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E with Intel Core i7 i7-740QM 1.73 GHz Quad Core Processor, 8GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 2.5 hours of battery See full product description

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mike, reading General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Design, screen
Bad points:
Battery - terrible - runs out in less than 1 hour
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2012

Sergey, London General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very fast good quality laptop. The best Sony VAIO on a market !!!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2011

Mariusz, Crewe General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
processor, blu-ray recorder, great keyboard
Bad points:
screen, gpu, very noisy, weight
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2011

HARNISH, LONDON Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
BEST 3D EXPERIENCE U CAN EVER GET IN A LAPTOP. LOADS OF COMPATIBLE 3D GAMES. UPCONVERT MOVIES, PICTURES AND 3D QUALITY IS JUST EXCELLENT. DESIGN IS BEST U CAN HAVE. FINISHING OF PRODUCT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. FEATURES INCLUDE ALL THE TOP SPECS IN THE PRICE WHICH IS GOOD. OVERALL AN AWSUM WORK AND ENTERTAINMENT HORSE..... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Bad points:
BATTERY SHOULD BE LASTING ATLEAST 3 TO 4 HOURS BUT IT LAST ONLY MAX OF 2.5 HOURS.
HARD DISK IS JUST 640 GB WHEREAS FOR THE PRICE I WOULD EXPECT ATLEAST 1 TB.
A BIT HEAVY BUT CAN BE IGNORED DUE TO OTHER POWERFUL FEATURES.
MOST IMPORTANT MANUAL DOESNT EXPLAIN WHICH FORMATS ARE COMPATIBLE FOR PLAYING 3D MOVIES WHICH IS TOUGH TO SORT OUT.
IT SHOULD HAVE ATLEAST A PAIR OF 3D GLASSES AND BE READY TO PURCHASE EXTRA GLASSES IF U NEED.
NO SPARE BATTERIES???? TOO BAD SONY....
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Works very well, easy to use
Bad points:
I can't get vaio gate to open my shortcuts permanently
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2011

Adam, Clifton General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Solid build, keyboard looks like it would be hard to type on but it works amazingly well and is very responsive.
Tons of memory, big hard drive, I use it as a laptop and a desktop replacement. I can play Empire and it's silky smooth.
Overall a typical quality Sony product.
Bad points:
As with many laptops costs are cut on the battery, would benefit greater from a larger capacity battery (optional extra). Realistically you'll get two hours of use. Has an LCD screen, I would have expected an LED screen on a premium laptop.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, good music systems, reliable computer,quite fast. I like this laptop, it's the first laptop I got and an pleased so far. Good backup and upgrade to keep it up to date (good)
Bad points:
My experiance with the condition of battery power displayed when switched on! My laptop used to display this condition but after a couple of weeks has stopped the display. I try enquiries but cannot get back the display which I would like. Restore did not help. One source did ask to go through the registry but one must be very careful with registry so I did not. Can I have some feedback so that I can get the display back up.Help please
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 16.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 8
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Quad
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number i7-740QM
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.73
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 2.5
Weight (kg) 3.2
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce GT 330M GPU
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series PM55
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Release date 40179

Also known as: Sony VPCF12Z1E/BI, SONY Vaio VPCF12Z1E/BI

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Your Ultimate Full HD Studio.

Powerful HD editor with Quad Core processor, Blu-ray Disc™ Writer and pro grade Full HD screen

  • Full HD VAIO Display with Blu-ray for intense high definition entertainment
  • Powerful, well balanced performance for an amazing HD experience with Motion Reality HD
  • Conserves power with light sensor for automatic screen brightness control and Display Off
  • Enjoy music and movies in cinema-style surround sound with Dolby® Home Theater v3

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